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February 24, 2007

Former LP Presidential Candidate Endorses Ron Paul For President

by Doug Mataconis

Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian Party’s 2004 Presidential candidate, has endorsed Republican Congressman Ron Paul in his run for the 2008 Republican nomination:

Michael Badnarik, the 2004 Libertarian Party candidate for President of the United States, has endorsed Republican Congressman Ron Paul (Texas) for President.

“My short term goal for the next two years is to make sure that Ron Paul is elected president in 2008,” Badnarik said Friday night at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum, a pro-liberty conference hosted by the Free State Project.

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In his Friday night keynote address, Badnarik, who is also a member of the Free State Project and plans to move to New Hampshire by the end of 2008, urged over 200 attendees to support Ron Paul for president by making campaign contributions and activating grassroots support.

“You cannot do it yourself,” he said. “You have to have wide, wide grassroots support.”

And, as I suggested myself last week, Badnarik called on the LP to get on the Ron Paul for President bandwagon:

Badnarik also urged the Libertarian Party to nominate Ron Paul as well. “I hope the Libertarian Party is smart enough to say, ‘Oh ho, somebody we can trust!’ and nominate Ron Paul as our nominee,” he said. “We should set the Republican, Democrat, Libertarian labels aside, and vote for Ron Paul the person.”

Sounds like a good idea to me.

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4 Comments

  1. Please send money!

    The Ron Paul 2008 PEC
    837 W. Plantation Drive
    Clute, TX 77531

    We can do this over the internet! If a million people sent $20 he would have $20M to run.

    Comment by NH — February 24, 2007 @ 11:05 am
  2. I’ve sent my first $10; more to follow, every month. Maybe every week.

    Comment by SH — February 25, 2007 @ 6:13 am
  3. I’m a student and I sent $20.

    Comment by Travis Snyder — February 28, 2007 @ 11:45 pm
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